The Drunk and The Ugly

The Drunk and The Ugly

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Episodes

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 18  

The crew of the Fantoma Reine has escaped from the palace of L’Empereur in a highly rated and intensely memorable performance.  Aboard one of many wagons in a fleet, they learn that the secrets to the Captain’s black strand lies in Ussura, where they must seek a magician with particular needs while avoiding royalty they may have shot at some point. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Legend of the Five Rings – Masks of the Spider (Part 1)  

A group of magistrates are called to The Gentle Blossom by nobleman Otomo Soujin, whose son Kokari has been kidnapped by the local Yakuza thugs for a huge ransom.  With no way to bring the police in on this issue, he called in enforcers that the criminals will not immediately recognize. Note: The first twenty minutes of this recording were lost as a result of issues in our first attempts to use Google Hangouts for recording.  There is a recap by Axe included in the beginning. PLAYERS Josh: Shosuro Shizuko, an upstanding Scorpion Bushi who is in no way a ninja or ninja-like entity. Honest. Distrusted even by other Scorpion due to the disloyalty of an ancestor, She makes masks as a hobby when she’s not skulking through the shadows. James: Kitsuki Noboyuki, a Dragon magistrate who is a student of the Kitsuki Method, which claims that weird stuff like evidence collection and observation should be used to determine the guilt of a suspected criminal, rather than just believing the word of the highest-ranking samurai present. A prodigy at investigation and a skilled orator besides, he’s physically and spiritually weakened by an old wound. Kevin: Isawa Daiki is an Ishi-ken of the Phoenix clan, one of the rare shugenja that can access the powers of the Void between all things alongside the elements and spirits. A skilled fortune-teller himself, attempts by others to discern his fate tell of a great destiny involving the mysterious Void Dragon. Max: Tsuruchi Yui, a skilled archer born into the Mantis Clan, who tracks criminals and enemies of the Empire with the help her trained hunting hawk, and is an adherent to the Wasp Code, a variation on the Bushido code of conduct the others follow

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 17  

After a harrowing crawl through ancient Syrneth ruins punctuated by modern Montaigne sewer systems and various interactions with gems that may or may not steal souls, the crew of the Fantoma Reine now finds themselves face to face with personal Fate Witches of L’Emperor and their only way out of this nightmare to head through his palace, where discovery can lead to beheading.  Furthermore, the witches seem to understand the problematic Black Strands bound to the captain’s heart, but will not reveal their secrets until they are free from the palace. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Dark Heresy Finale – Awakening Darkness (Part 2)  

The inquisition and investigation of the inquisitor is underway.  After encountering the Sororitas in the Library, the inquisitors learn that the saint in the catacombs was actually possessed by a demon and is being contained, not stored. An exorcism is in order.  Can the Inquisition cleanse this unholy realm? Side Chatter

Leverage – The Magic Job  

When you work as a magician, every detail of your life must remain a mystery.  It makes things complicated in the day-to-day, and further complicates things when you’re implicated in stealing a seventy-carat diamond from a local museum. Fortunately, strange victims will have strange connections, and in a pinch you may want those people who can see through your every illusion. Music Credits: “There It Is” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Axe – Jeff “North” Wingate. Mastermind/Grifter.  Former logistician for the PMC Impartial Force, fired by the company and accused of embezzlement when he blew the whistle on their illegal diamond smuggling operation. Kevin – Lyle Rutherford, Jr.  Hitter/Grifter.  Iowa farmboy and Marine Corps veteran whose one tour of duty in Iraq left him with a lot of baggage and one less foot. Matt – Kayla Fox. Hacker/Thief.  Former cellular network engineer who got out of legal work when she realized how impenetrable the glass ceiling truly was. Nate – Elizabeth “Miss Magpie” Ueda. Thief/Hitter. Catburglar extraordinaire and infamous diamond thief.

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 16  

The crew of the Fanoma Reine has, for now at least, evaded the Inquisition forces.  It was not without considerable loss:  The crew is bearing a great many injuries from the fight in the palace and the subsequent fight and chase with the inquisition death squad, which left a few members subject to a hailstorm of gunfire. Tired and bedraggled, the crew stumbled into the underground city of Petit Charouse, founded by a disgraced invisible college member, populated by the untouchables, and led by an explorer with a nasty-looking gauntlet. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Dark Heresy Episode 7 – Awakening Darkness (Part 1)  

The Inquisitors have been held in a month-long quarantine after their last mission led them into a Chaos Ritual.  Upon their emergence and rigorous interrogation, they have been informed that their new assignment is on Assuar to investigate the death of a fellow inquisitor.   Their only lead, a video sent from the inquisitor as he died asking “Do they know what will happen when he gets out?”

deadEarth Character Generation  

Back in mid-October when the Cubs and Indians were head-to-head in the World Series, Matt made a bet with Greg Bennett of Technical Difficulties:  If the Indians won, Matt would run a game of deadEarth, and if the Cubs won, then Greg would run deadEarth.  In reading through the books fully expecting the Cubs to lose, Matt also shared the books with the rest of the Drunk and Ugly and they wanted to make characters for the game even if they weren’t used.  So we did it.  This is that. PLAYERS Kevin – Archibald Kensington Fist Susan – Meredyth Wyrmwood Max – Honey Belvedere Charlie – Boy Axe – Graft Josh – Beanpole Jane James – CROMP Matt already made 3 characters, so he can’t make anymore.

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 15  

After the crew discovered that the Pirate’s Ball was much more. . . festive than they expected, they quickly found themselves fighting for their lives against assassin squads from rival pirate kings looking to make themselves the strongest on the seven seas.  With some quick thinking, they were able to avoid death with grappling hooks and a few barrels of black powder.  As the dust settles, however, they find themselves in the sewers below the manor, and the sounds of inquisitors is not far off. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Dark Heresy Episode 6 – Desolation of the Dead (Part 3)  

Fresh from a Xenos artifact find and an encounter with a heretic who had been raising the dead, the Inquisitors head to the cult safehouse and find that the mysterious illness and this heretical cult may have more in common than they thought. Side Chatter

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 14  

The crew of the Fantoma Reine all too eagerly found a way into the Grand Pirate Ball after they found out their invitations were. . . lost.  Following some time shopping in Montaigne for goods and fine clothes to hide some weapons, they managed to bluff their way into the party past a very familiar and ungrateful bouncer.  The company was found to be supreme, the food delicious, and all of the weapons carried openly and used freely. The crew now finds themselves wishing they had read their invitations. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Dark Heresy Episode 5 – Desolation of the Dead (Part 2)  

The investigation of the mysterious unknown bodies on Desoleum has lead our Inquisitors to an even more mysterious doctor.  While attempting to again purge the heresy from another world, their investigation into this healer reveals more ancient secrets.

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 13  

Following the installation of a new High King to the throne, epic battle between two tense factions of Vendel and Vesten, an encounter with the berserker armies of hatred, Captain Valentin le Evariste finds himself finally flustered to find that the Pirate’s Ball is being held in the Montaigne emperor’s palace, and they forgot his invitation.  It’s time for the crew to get together their finest clothes and show these rogues what really makes a party pop. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Fear Itself – The Kessler Syndrome  

It’s an average day on the International Space Station.  Daily experiments have concluded and the crew is busy working on cleaning the station, carrying out their mandatory 2 hours of exercise, or watching the Earth pass beneath them.  A call from Mission Control is about to give them more work than they could have ever expected. Side Chatter PLAYERS Ross – Naoto Edogawa.  Station commander.  Former member of the JSDF, big into monster movies Aaron – Eduard Antonovich Salko. Strives to be the proud Russian hero like Yuri Gagarin. Kevin – Kazimir Aleksovich Purona.  Former Russian Air Force, son of a decorated Soviet war hero. Axe – Leah Sullivan.  USAF Medical Researcher.

Dark Heresy Episode 4 – Desolation of the Dead  

Having purged the heretics on Novabella, the Inquisitors are gloriously reassigned to Desoleum for interrogation work.  This dirty clockwork world appears to have dredged up some mysterious rotten corpses.  The cause of death still remains unknown. Side Chatter

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 12  

Having revealed the true identity of the future High King of Vestenmannavnjar, the crew of the Fantoma Reine now has to convince him not to follow through with his desire to flee the country and the constant willing and pleading of the voices of his ancestors. If they can accomplish that, they just have to prove to the warmaking Larsfolk that this low-class thief deserves to bear the title of High King, and hopefully use his influence to avoid all-out war between Vesten and Vendel and prevent the coming of the armies of the literal manifestation of hatred. What could possibly go wrong?   Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Dark Heresy Episode 3 – Seeds of Heresy (Part 3)  

Their investigation complete and their suspicions of the royal families confirmed, the Inquisitors make their intents apparent and exact judgment on the heretics.

7th Sea – The Ballad of The Fantoma Reine Episode 11  

The crew of the Fantoma Reine find themselves at the island of Klørbulg after a request from the leader of the Bodilsfolk.  They are asked to remove an outside, an Ussuran Prince from a recently opened ancient Syrneth tomb in order to prevent his presence from starting a civil war.  If they can carry out this favor, they will have the absolute commitment of the Bodilsfolk, and may have some sway with the Tilletsfolk, and a vital vote with the Vesten High Council in avoiding a long-standing and bloody conflict with Vendel.   Note: This episode was recorded with Mumble’s multitrack recorder and it just randomly decides to desync audio tracks.  I did my best to keep everything aligned but a track still sometimes goes a second out of sync.  We decided to stop using Mumble after this episode. Side Chatter Music Credits: “Achilles” – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ PLAYERS Charlie – Nadire Fadila Demir. Overconfident sword dancer from the Crescent Empire. Joined up with the ship’s crew in hopes of taking revenge on the pirate faction that kidnapped her family. Susan – Francesca DiRagna. Righteous and pure Vodaccean nobility and Quartermistress. Seeks to avail herself of a terrible curse which was placed on her by another Fate Witch. Kevin – Valentin le Evariste. Hedonistic Montaigne nobleman and ship’s captain seeking fame and fortune on the high seas. Fancies himself a proud and dramatic hero. Wields an ancient puzzle blade and channels blood magic of Porte. Axe – Declan MacKeiran. Hot-headed Innis fist-fighter, Boatswain, and all-time surly rough-and-tumble street smart crewmember. Went out to sea to avoid a Geas placed on him and has since learned to roll with the punches. Matt – Anne Holmvik. Merchant, inventor, surgeon, and gunfighter, jack of many trades and master of none. A proud Vendel who has not forgotten the Vesten roots her country was founded on, she seeks to preserve the Living Runes without the necessary barbarism that keeps them alive.

Red Markets – Whale of a Gun Time (Part 2)  

Getting down to business, the Rum Runners have arrived at the seaside enclave Whaleland Yutuna to pick up a high caliber machine gun for their home enclave.  However, the rumors that the DHQS were on the job also turned out to be true, and the takers now have a fight on their hands between black ops mercenaries and a siege tactic to blockade their ports and attempt to beat down their doors with a casualty stampede.  The Runners are here to get their gear and get out quickly, but it seems that fate has different plans. Side Chatter PLAYERS Kevin – Gnarly.  Immune 30-year-old, 6’3 former surfer, beach bum, freegan. lean, goatee-haver who was experienced in scavenging the leftovers before his life and wellbeing now fully depended on it. James – Slugger. Latent.  6’2 well-muscled biker.  Former member of The Hopeless Ones, a motorcycle gang that, like most things, failed to survive The Crash. Axe – Harpy. Former Hollywood talent agent who was enslaved when society broke down but was able to escape and make good use of her talents as a negotiator. Josh – Pliskin. Soldier deployed during The Crash to fight the casualties and try to restore order in the west, she decided to leave her squad rather than join the Rebellion against the Recession Government.

Dark Heresy Episode 2 – Seeds of Heresy (Part 2)  

In pursuit of understanding the loss of the grain tithe, the Acolytes meet with the head priest to ask about the aggro-harvest sedality while another team heads to investigate the Chapel.  However, it seems as though not all of the harvesters are in line with serving their emperor. . .

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